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"Your mother has a restaurant."

Translation:Moren din har en restaurant.

June 9, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tsutomi

I've taken few lessons with a private teacher, and one of the few things she taught me was that "Mora min" or "Dattera min" (the possessive after the family member) is a non elegant form. Instead, she suggested me to use a proper form such as "Min mor", "Min far", etc.

In all the exercise here only the first form is ever found, and I was wondering if I'm not learning the wrong forms


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alek_d

I think most Norwegians would use the forms we teach here. "Min mor" and "Min far" sounds quite formal.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bronzdragon

This is a good reason to get some outside reference and read some other materials. You'll get a much better idea exactly which forms are applicable where if you read them in gossip magazines/newspapers/letters to friends, etc.

It's fine to argue whether something is to formal or not, but it's difficult to get a sense of when to use something or avoid it with just someone telling you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LindaB_Duolingo

Hey, guys. Why can't I say - moren di?

:)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bronzdragon

The -en ending is for 'male' nouns, di is for female ones. You cannot mix those. You are allowed to say either "mora di" OR moren din". You'll have to choose.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mattkerfel

This seems like it should be an insult but i can't quite figure out why

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